Datavant 2.0: Connecting the World’s Health Data to Improve Patient Outcomes

  • Privacy & security friction (when is it safe for data to be exchanged?)
  • Regulatory & legal friction (when is it acceptable for data to be exchanged?)
  • Technical friction (how easy is the technical flow of data?)
  • Commercial friction (aligning incentives)
  • Guaranteeing patient benefit
  • Which drugs are safe and effective? Are there sub-populations that they are especially effective for, or sub-populations where they aren’t safe? Are there long-term side effects?
  • What treatment is right for a particular patient?
  • Which doctors are most effective?
  • How can reimbursement by payers tie to value (i.e. the effectiveness of a doctor or a drug)?
  • What are secondary uses where existing drugs have impact?
  • How do public health interventions impact population health?
  • What is the epidemiology of new diseases?
  • And many others…
  • Neutral. To connect all health data, we must be a neutral party in the ecosystem — meaning we don’t monetize data, we don’t perform analytics, and we don’t have favorite partners — instead, we are a neutral utility to unlock data liquidity for everyone.
  • Ubiquitous. To be a utility across the industry, scale matters. Every institution that holds or uses health data must be in our ecosystem.
  • Trusted. We must be best-in-class in privacy, security, and patient-centricity, so that we are a trusted currency throughout the ecosystem.
  • Friction-eliminating. Our job is to reduce as much of the friction (technical, regulatory, privacy, and commercial frictions) as possible when institutions want to connect data.



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Travis May

Travis May

Founder & President of Datavant. Fmr CEO of LiveRamp.